Democrat calls for Missouri governor to resign

2 years 1 week 5 days ago Thursday, January 11 2018 Jan 11, 2018 Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:35:00 AM CST January 11, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - A Democratic state senator in Missouri is calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign after the Republican acknowledged he cheated on his wife.

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, of St. Louis, made the demand in a series of tweets Wednesday night and Thursday morning. She says Greitens has called for an end to the "culture of corruption" and that it is time for him to "walk the walk."

She says Greitens' resignation would "give Missouri the opportunity to restore some dignity to the governor's office."

A TV station reported late Wednesday that Greitens had a sexual relationship with his former hairdresser in 2015. Greitens' wife, Sheena, said in a statement they still have "a loving marriage."

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